“A bay is a large body of water connected to an ocean or sea formed by an inlet of land due to the surrounding land blocking some waves and often reducing winds…”
When humid air from the Pacific Ocean passes over the cold California current that flows parallel to the coast, Advection Fog is formed. The fog hugs the surface and then the warm, moist air condenses as it moves into the bay. The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is International Orange, chosen in part because of its visibility in the fog.
This is a photo of San Francisco’s signature fog pouring into San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.
I took this Photo with my iPhone 4 and made edits in Snapseed.
Fog related posts:
- Fog City Science
- Fog Season at the Golden Gate Bridge
- Fog City Video
- Into the Mystic
- The Wreck of the S.S. Tennessee